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As civil war takes its toll on Shrewsbury, the detective monk takes action. Ellis Peters' medieval thriller with Philip Madoc.

As civil war takes its toll on Shrewsbury, the detective monk takes action.

Ellis Peters’ medieval thriller featuring Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael.

Dramatised in five parts by Bert Coules.

It’s 1141. Beyond the walls of Shrewsbury’s Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, civil war rages. The Deputy Sheriff of Shropshire returns from the Battle of Lincoln with disastrous news that King Stephen has been captured. The Sheriff himself has been kidnapped by the Welsh, and England’s very future is uncertain.

Philip Madoc …. Cadfael
Susannah York …. Sister Magdalen
Jonathan Tafler …. Hugh Beringar
Jason Hughes …. Elis
Trevor Peacock …. Radulfus
Shaun Prendergast …. Herbard
Lorien Haynes …. Aline
David Holt …. Lad
Michael Kitchen .... Narrator

Music by Peter Salem.

Producer: Neil Cargill.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 2 Jul 2019 01:00

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